Judith Mackrell interviews Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui for Dance Consortium

For those of you who are unfamiliar with our next tour Sutra here is the tour page complete with galleries, videos and some background information.

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

It is a Sadler’s Wells production which has come to London and toured much of the world, we thought it was about time it toured the UK too!

We asked Guardian dance critic Judith Mackrell, to interview the choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui ahead of the UK tour (beginning on 29th March) and here’s what they said….

“Once Sutra was made, and on the road how well did the monks adapt to the life of the touring dance company?
Before Sutra was premiered in London I talked with them about what it would be like. They weren’t exactly excited; they live too much from day to day. But they wanted to see Big Ben and all the tourist sites. They wanted to see how other people live.
What they didn’t care about were the living conditions. They said they only needed need humble rooms and when I discussed with them what kind of space they would need for warming up and rehearsing, they laughed and said they could just go for a run in one of the parks.”

Read the rest of the interview here

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